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NREL's innovative discoveries and exceptional staff are regularly recognized for national and global leadership in energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development. Learn about NREL's outstanding researchers and scientists, high-performance buildings, and R&D 100 Award-winning technologies.


R&D 100 Awards

R&D 100 Awards are presented to the 100 most important technological innovations of the year.

Scientific and Organizational Awards

NREL researchers and staff regularly receive honors recognizing their contributions to science. NREL's outreach and collaborative energy initiatives also gain honors for outstanding community engagement.

Buildings Awards

NREL campus buildings garner awards for design, efficiency, and sustainability.